FC Copenhagen and William Kvist have agreed to part company, with the midfielder on course to complete a move to German side VfB Stuttgart. Kvist, who has played 275 games for FCK, is currently undergoing a mandatory medical check at the Bundesliga club, ahead of signing a new contract.
Copenhagen Director of Sport Carsten V. Jensen commented on the transfer:
- A short time ago I said that, in light of so many players already leaving the club this summer, it would be very difficult for clubs to pull any more players away from FC Copenhagen. It was very difficult for VfB Stuttgart to get a deal in place with us. But ultimately VfB Stuttgart redeemed better conditions for a transfer, thus permitting William’s wish for a move. William has 20 years of KB and FC Copenhagen experience. If someone has served under ‘conscription’ it has been him. All along he has been an outstanding ambassador for the club. Therefore, we wish William good luck from here.
Kvist himself was available for comment:
- It has been a very difficult decision to leave FC Copenhagen, where I've had so many great experiences. I would like to thank my teammates and all the people around the squad who have had a big hand in what I have achieved so far. I would also like to thank the club's fans. Together we have had a lot of amazing experiences that I will never forget. I have now reached the point in my career where I need some new challenges and continue my development. I feel that rather than my decision being a final goodbye, it is a ‘see you soon’, and I am sure that FC Copenhagen will reap even more success in the years to come.